Looking at the 25-foot wide townhouse known as the Warwick at 8 8th Avenue in one of the prettiest spots in brownstone Brooklyn, it’s easy to imagine that the apartment within would be a study in historic parlor-floor grandeur–and this well-maintained two-bedroom co-op doesn’t disappoint. Steps from Grand Army Plaza and a few blocks from Prospect Park, this anything-but-boring home on the Park Slope/Prospect Heights border boasts a romantic wood-burning fireplace and historic details, plus quirky surprises like a loft and a loggia.
The boutique building is without an elevator, but the parlor floor is only one quick flight up. The apartment’s main living space is dressed to impress in pale green paint and loaded with character, starting with 13-foot ceilings, original mahogany moldings, a big bay window, and a wood-burning fireplace. Uncommon for a brownstone apartment, there’s a small loft off the living room that can be used as a sleeping nook or for storage. Out the window is a loggia, which we’re not sure is accessible but looks great all the same.
The co-op’s open kitchen is ready for use with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets and butcher block and granite countertops. A separate dining area makes use of the home’s graceful bay window overlooking the pretty tree-lined street. A vented washer/dryer is yet another modern perk.
Bedrooms aren’t huge–the smaller of two would be great as a nursery or office–but they just might make up the difference in charm. A renovated bath has clean, white subway tile and just enough warmth to maintain the apartment’s laid-back elegant vibe.
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